Sony’s E3 2017 conference may have been stacked with surprises and announcements, but people noticed the lack of major AAA exclusive titles. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe President Jim Ryan explained why in an interview with Eurogamer, where he explained that it is mainly the time constraint and that it is really hard to squeeze “dozens of announcements at each show.”
Obviously you’re correct about the announcements. There’s no two ways about that. There were new things announced. There were good things announced. But in terms of major AAA blockbusters, there weren’t any.
In this day and age, the amount of money it takes to make a game and the time it takes to make a game, it’s just not really possible to have dozens of announcements at each show. It’s just logistically not possible. We chose to focus on the games that are going to be coming next year. We didn’t speak much about the 2017 slate. There was very little about GT Sport. There was nothing in the show about our PlayLink initiative, which is something we’re really excited about as we seek to broaden the audience. Games like Everybody’s Golf and Knack 2, we chose not to put them in the conference. There was some stuff featured that will ship this year, but it was mainly stuff for 2018 and conceivably beyond.
What did you think of Sony’s E3 conference this year?